Hero: "Hero will validate parking tickets from the lot across from the W Hotel. Guests can also valet at the door for $5 with validation (three hours). Score signature cocktails, frozen drinks, wine and draft beer for $3-$7; and appetizers for $5.50-$8 during Happy Hour, from 3-6 p.m.â" Monday through Friday."
Shoals Sound & Service: "Score select bar bites (think fried plantains topped with pulled pork and the arepa burger) along with classic cocktails and wines by the glass for only $7 during happy hour, offered from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday."
Laurel Tavern: "Score deals on drinks and food (think $5 cocktails, $9 cheese boards and $6 fried chicken sliders) during Happy Hour, Tuesday-Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m."
Dallas is big on nightlife, especially in the Deep Ellum and Greenville Avenue districts. The busy streets of Deep Ellum, renowned as the city's musical nerve center, are lined with live music venues. The popular Club Dada hosts an eclectic mix each week and Club Clearview pipes out everything from classic rock to R&B. Gilley's on Lamar Street, owned by the award-winning performer, juggles boxing matches, fashion shows and great country acts. Moving away from downtown, Greenville Avenue is to bars what Deep Ellum is to live music. Indeed, Greenville offers a taste of everything, with trendy Zubar and the laid-back Ship's Lounge being two favorites. The Uptown scene, meanwhile, is marked by a more exclusive brand of cool, as evidenced by the super-hip Medici and homey Ginger Man, a haven for beer and wine connoisseurs. All the while, smooth jazz resonates from Sambuca Uptown. Other nightlife options include the kitschy Bar of Soap in Fair Park and Lizard Lounge on Swiss Avenue.
Joseph K. Hall, Jr. is an editor for 10Best, Inc. His travels have allowed him to sing for pints in Inistioge and eat octopus in Athens. He served as city editor on the 10Best Travel Guides for Atlanta, Dallas and Washington, DC. His work has also appeared in business and collegiate sports publications. In his spare time – when he has it – he serves as a college... Read More